Fish and Wildlife Administrator

Employer
Department Of The Interior
Location
Cookeville, Tennessee, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Sep 09, 2021
Closes
Sep 15, 2021
Ref
2421387465
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
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Summary

These three Fish and Wildlife Administrator, GS- 0480-14 positions are the SE Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Coordinator, the Gulf Science Coordinator, and a Landscape Conservation Leader. They are part of Conservation Science and Innovation program in the FWS So Atlantic-Gulf Basin Region.

This position is also open to status candidates under announcement R4-21-11200901-IS-MP. You must apply to each announcement separately if you wish to be considered under both recruitment methods.

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Responsibilities

As a Fish and Wildlife Administrator your duties will include, but are not limited to, the following:

This position is part of a dynamic team engaged in coordinating and facilitating a partnership initiative focused on planning and implementing landscape scale conservation. We are looking for individuals who can build coalitions, nurture essential relationships, identify and advance strategic goals, and embrace the challenges of complex natural resource and administrative issues.

The successful applicants will have extensive experience working with state fish and wildlife agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and/or conservation nonprofits and partnership organizations engaged in large scale conservation planning and implementation. We seek individuals with demonstrated abilities to work cooperatively and collaboratively with partners across diverse sectors and on a wide range of issues. The ability to engage with other leaders on matters of strategic importance is essential.

These positions provide opportunities to exercise extensive leadership skills in inspiring others, strategic and critical thinking, articulating and tangibly advancing a vision, and encouraging innovation and creativity. Understanding, nurturing, and building trust in interpersonal relationships are keys to success in this role. Your proven ability to demonstrate these qualities will be a key determinant in the selection process.

Gulf Science Coordinator

Locations: Alabama: Fairhope, Daphne; Florida: Tallahassee; Georgia: Atlanta; Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lacombe; Texas: Arlington, Austin, Tyler, Clear Lake.

This position serves a leadership role among multiple formal organizational teams engaged in coordinating and facilitating science and information focused on planning and implementing landscape scale conservation across the Gulf of Mexico. The FWS Gulf Science Coordinator provides essential leadership for networking across sectors and among partner organizations to connect lands and waters along the Southeast for the benefit of ecosystems, species, and people. We are looking for an individual who can build coalitions, nurture essential relationships, identify and advance strategic goals, and embrace the challenges of complex natural resource and administrative issues.

Landscape Conservation Leader

Locations: Arkansas: Conway; Kentucky: Frankfurt; Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette; Mississippi: Jackson; Missouri: Columbia; North Carolina: Asheville; Tennessee: Cookeville; Texas: Arlington, Austin, Tyler.

This position supervises a dynamic team engaged in coordinating and facilitating planning, implementing, and evaluation at landscape scale across the Southeastern states (with a focus in Western or Appalachian states in the Southeast). The FWS Landscape Conservation leader provides essential leadership for networking across sectors and among partner organizations to connect lands and waters along the Southeast for the benefit of fish and wildlife trust species including migratory birds and their habitat.

Southeast Conservation Adaptation Strategy (SECAS) Coordinator

Locations: Alabama: Fairhope, Daphne; Florida: Jacksonville, Tallahassee; Georgia: Atlanta; Louisiana: Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lacombe; Mississippi: Jackson; Missouri: Columbia; North Carolina: Raleigh, Asheville; South Carolina: Charleston; Tennessee: Cookeville; Texas: Arlington, Austin, Tyler.

The SECAS Coordinator provides essential leadership for networking across sectors and among partner organizations to connect lands and waters in the Southeast for the benefit of ecosystems, species, and people. The ability to engage with other leaders at an executive level on matters of strategic importance to the initiative is essential. The successful applicant will have extensive experience working with state fish and wildlife agencies, federal natural resource management agencies, and/or conservation nonprofits and partnership organizations engaged in large scale conservation planning and implementation. We seek an individual with demonstrated abilities to work cooperatively and collaboratively with partners across diverse sectors and on a wide range of issues. The ability to engage with other leaders at an executive level on matters of strategic importance to the initiative is essential. secassoutheast.org

Travel Required

Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

Supervisory status

Yes

Promotion Potential

None

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0480 Fish And Wildlife Administration

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Conditions of Employment

* Must be a U.S. Citizen or National.
* Individuals assigned male at birth after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service. To verify registration visit SSS.gov.
* Resume and supporting documents (See How to Apply).
* Suitability for employment, as determined by background investigation
* Probationary Period: Selectees may be required to successfully complete a probationary period.
* Supervisory Probationary Period: Selectees who have not previously completed a supervisory probationary period will be required to serve a one-year supervisory/managerial probationary period for this position.

Qualifications

Only experience and education obtained by 09/08/2021 will be considered.

In order to qualify for this position you must possess both the Basic Requirement and Minimum Qualification.

Basic Requirement:

A. Degree: Biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, chemistry, or related disciplines appropriate to the position. OR

B. Combination of education and experience: Courses equivalent to a major, or at least 30 semester hours in courses, as shown in A above, plus appropriate experience or additional education. OR

C. Experience: Four years of experience that demonstrated that the applicant acquired knowledge and understanding of one or more of the biological sciences, agriculture, natural resource management, or related disciplines equivalent to that which would have been acquired through completion of a 4-year course of study as described in A above.

Minimum Qualification [GS-14]

One year of specialized experience comparable in scope and responsibility equivalent to grade GS-13 in the Federal service. Experience may include: 1) Coordinated and implemented program on natural resources conservation policy with regional (across states) or national level officials that may include direct or indirect communication with legislative staff, congressional delegates and/or special interest groups on wildlife conservation resources; 2) Collaboratively formulated landscape conservation vision and supervised a diverse group of technical subject matter experts and/or subordinate supervisors, addressing strategic planning, articulating a vision for the organization, and aligning actions to achieve targeted outcomes; 3) Applied conservation goals at a regional (across states) or national scale through landscape-level or multi-watershed planning processes; 4) Participated on inter-organizational teams involving state and federal agencies and non-governmental organizations to facilitate coordination of regional (across states) or national habitat and wildlife resource conservation goals.

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Education

PROOF OF EDUCATION: All applicants who are using education or a combination of education and experience to qualify must submit copies of official or unofficial transcripts which include grades, credit hours earned, major(s), grade point average or class ranking, institution name, and student name. If any required coursework is not easily recognizable on transcripts, or if you believe a portion of a particular course can be credited toward meeting an educational requirement, you must also provide a memorandum on letterhead from the institution's registrar, dean, or other appropriate official stating the percentage of the course that should be considered to meet the requirement and the equivalent number of units. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable; however, if you are selected for the position, you will be required to produce the original official transcripts.

PASS/FAIL COURSES: If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.

GRADUATE EDUCATION: One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school's definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.

FOREIGN EDUCATION: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education. For further information, visit: http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ous/international/usnei/us/edlite-visitus-forrecog.html

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